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TV Ratings: ‘Sunnyside’ Stable in Final Broadcast Episode

NBC’s “Sunnyside,” which was pulled from the network’s schedule this week, closed off its broadcast run to roughly the same numbers as last week. The Kal Penn comedy posted a 0.3 rating and 1.2 million total viewers, continuing its run as the lowest rated and least watched new fall show in Live+Same Day. NBC has […]

NBC Pulls ‘Sunnsyide’ From Schedule, Replaces it With ‘Will & Grace’ Final Season

NBC has decided to kick its freshman comedy “Sunnyside” to its digital platforms and replace it in the schedule with the 11th and final season of “Will & Grace.” The veteran comedy had been due to debut season 11 in early 2020, however, the Peacock has bumped its premiere up to Thursday, Oct. 24 at […]

NBC Orders ‘Bluff City Law’ and ‘Sunnyside’ to Series

NBC has kicked off upfront season with an eye-catching pair of series pickups. The network has ordered both the Jimmy Smits legal drama “Bluff City Law,” and the Kal Penn comedy “Sunnyside” to series. “Bluff City Law” is a character-driven legal drama that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in […]

How Broadcast Networks Fight Streamers to Cast Top Stars in Their Pilots

In a matter of weeks, the broadcast networks will go through the annual process of ordering pilots to series for the fall season.  The casts of this year’s pilot crop feature many broadcast mainstays and strong performers, but also illustrate that cable networks and streaming platforms are now the go-to destination for marquee stars looking […]

Listen: Kal Penn on Balancing Silly and Serious in Amazon’s Global-Economy Doc Series

Welcome to “TV Take,” Variety’s television podcast. In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Daniel Holloway, talks with Kal Penn, the host of the documentary series “This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy,” which is currently available to stream on Amazon. The series sees Penn travel around the world, meeting key players behind some […]